Just as the rest of the world United Arab Emirates (UAE) is also shifting towards clean and green energy reforms. The country is taking a unique approach towards the energy sector, by involving the Meteorology Department in the process of energy generation.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) will highlight its important role in the energy sector in supplying relevant entities with reliable data on current and forecast weather conditions around the clock at the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.NCM will highlight its ability to enable the recipients to make crucial decisions that contribute to the protection of life and property while delivering a significant economic and environmental impact. NCM has an extensive network of 113 stations that continuously monitor weather conditions across the country. Located at islands, coasts, inland, and mountainous areas, and airports, these facilities share accurate climate data through various means, including social media, the NCM website, and mobile application, traditional mass media, and the official communication channels of diverse entities and contractors. Alya Al Mazroui, director of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science, said: “Our participation in the World Energy Congress will enable us to meet and network with global energy leaders and experts, in addition to exploring the latest innovations in this vital sector.”
The power sector in the UAE is dominated by gas-fired power plants, accounting for over 95% of the total power generation in 2018. The inclusion of renewable energy in the power mix is expected to drive the transmission and distribution sector. At the same time, the government is also committed to reducing the transmission and distribution losses by improving the efficiency of the grid. However, the lack of privatization in the power sector in the northern emirates is expected to restrain the development of the power sector in the coming years.